Cemetery Island is located above Watts Bar Dam. When the TVA system of dams caused waters to rise, more than 500 cemeteries were relocated. Cemeteries that were above the flood plane and burial sites that families did not want moved were left where they originally stood. Cemetery Island, where Leuty ancestors are buried, is an instance of a cemetery isolated in the middle of a large lake.
Cemetery Island is an instance of a cemetery isolated by rising waters in the middle of a large lake.